Difference between Honda All-wheel-drive systems

What’s the difference between Honda All-Wheel Drive systems?

Difference between Honda All-Wheel Drive systems

Especially in the winter, having a vehicle with all-wheel drive capabilities helps to give you confidence on the road and increase your traction and control in slippery conditions. Honda vehicles have two options for all-wheel-drive systems that can be equipped on their SUV and truck models. Let’s take a closer look at these available systems here!


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Honda All-Wheel Drive systems

There are two all-wheel-drive systems available for Honda models: Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VMT4™) AWD and Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™. We will outline the features of each system here:
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Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD: This all-wheel-drive system works by dynamically sensing the amount of torque you need in each of your wheel axles to send the correct amount of power to each of them accordingly. This system can also distribute power to either the left or right wheels, depending on the traction needs of each wheel. Honda has dubbed this system “the most sophisticated and technologically advanced all-wheel-drive system offered in a mainstream three-row SUV” because it increases both safety and efficiency.

Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™: This system works by using sensors to detect when there is a loss of traction at the back wheels. When it senses this, it will divert power to those wheels to help you maintain control. While this system is not as dynamic and advanced as the IVMT4™, this system works perfectly for small to midsize SUV models.

Honda models with All-Wheel Drive

There are four Honda models that offer one of the all-wheel-drive systems. The Honda HR-V and Honda CR-V have available the Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™, while the Honda Pilot and Honda Ridgeline offer the i-VTM4™.

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